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  • DFIs push ahead in Argentina

    While the wider economy faces significant uncertainty, DFIs have continued to support energy and infrastructure projects in Argentina

  • Hallowe’en – an infra tribute to Poe

    Once upon a Friday dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary… the challenge of writing an editorial, mulling quaint and curious volumes of infra lore. While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping as of someone gently hacking, writing stories on the news floor. “’Tis some reporter,” I muttered, “tapping at his keyboard – only this and nothing more.”

  • EXCLUSIVE North Marmara motorway refinancing, Turkey

    Financial close was achieved mid-September on North Marmara motorway PPP, concluding a restructure process that ensures delivery of an essential piece of Turkey's infrastructure that is deemed critical to the nation's continued economic growth

  • Acquisition of Elenia Lämpö Oy, Finland

    The sale of a business in any sector at 21x EBITDA will always cause a stir among market pundits, but this was not the case when Finnish district heating firm Elenia Lämpö Oy changed hands at such an aggressive multiple

  • BNDES - dominant no more?

    The day capital markets are the main source of infrastructure finance in Brazil, replacing institutions that can offer subsidized interest rates or artificially-long tenors, might come sooner than some expect

  • Another year older, another year…

    There are certain things by which you can chart your life and it’s a little bit sad when it dawns on you that IJGlobal’s quarterly league tables have become a landmark for tracking the flow of years

  • New Zealand's substantial infra pipeline

    The Government of New Zealand has an ambitious pipeline of 174 infrastructure projects it intends to develop over the next five years, requiring a total investment of roughly NZ$6.1 billion. Taking the reins is the new Infrastructure Commission,Te Waihanga, due to be up and running as of this month

  • Steering solar equipment into safe harbors

    Solar equipment safe harbor deals that have been in the works since the first half of the year have begun to reach financial close in the last few weeks, starting with a dual-tranche transaction for Recurrent Energy

  • Infra M&A – virus that proves the vaccine?

    Are people paying too much for infra and energy assets? Has the market finally reached the stage where stupendously stupid things are being done? With a market correction on the way, are the wheels about to fall off in the most spectacular manner?

  • Da Mi Floating Solar, Vietnam

    An independent credit assessment, a favourable credit rating, and a state-owned sponsor all contributed to allow Vietnam's first ever floating solar project to reach financial close this month

  • Lowland slowdown

    PPP activity has moved from the Netherlands to Belgium. While the former was famed for its procurement, its neighbour has found projects slow-going

  • A new template for Flemish schools

    Belgium is hoping it has learnt the lessons of the past as it tries to push forward the procurement of new schools in Flanders

  • Safeguarding Europe’s infra profits

    The Spanish renewable energy market serves as a prime example of the dangers of failing to factor in political and regulatory risks over the lifecycles of projects when procuring projects

  • Laydeez an’ gennelmen – place your bets

    In a sector designed for stable and predictable cash flows, safe bets placed on sound business cases… why does it feel these days like the industry’s studying form at the paddock?

  • Change of focus for North American fund managers

    With large equity fund managers making their foray into the debt space, IJInvestor data shows the strategy is slowly gaining ground in the region

  • Saint Nazaire Offshore Wind Farm, France

    This month France’s first offshore wind farm reached financial close after a lengthy development phase getting the wind past construction permits and after a fast financing process the developers are now working to a 2022 commission deadline

  • Hedged solar opportunities in the Lone Star State

    As project finance has become available for solar assets with financial hedges in Texas, sponsors that are bullish on the market have begun to explore innovative contract structures that preserve more potential upside for them − while still providing comfort to lenders and tax equity investors

  • Grass is greener

    Brownfield funds enjoy the greatest prominence in the current climate of fundraising activity, but there are those making the case for greenfield investing, enlightening LPs to the potential upsides

  • Myanmar’s power sector: a T-line too far?

    After a long period of silence, Myanmar gave a 200MW CCGT project an extension to the CPs deadline on its ageing PPA from 2016. Uncertainty on funding for a transmission line has been one of the hurdles, illustrative of the difficulties sponsors encounter in this frontier market. But Myanmar is ostensibly backing development of vital new generation, with LNG-to-power central to its strategy

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